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DuckDuckGo SafeSearch now supported by Kibosh!

Good news! DuckDuckGo.com has been added to our list of SafeSearch enforced search engines: Google Bing DuckDuckGo Info This means that, for all Kibosh customers, DuckDuckGo.com will always be in Safe mode (it will never display pornographic websites / images, or even allow the searching for said content). No matter what device, no matter what browser (Chrome, FireFox, Safari, etc). Same goes for Bing, Google, and Info. This is a big deal because DDG is right behind Google as the…

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Security Note 12/18

  Couple of items to be aware of:  There are no keyloggers that work on iPhones or iPads, so don’t fall for the slick websites that tell you otherwise. There are no free solutions to parental controls. There are no easy ‘point and click’ solutions to Internet security. Do not fall for these phishing tactics. Example sites trying to trick you into installing something: https://ikeymonitor.com/top-keylogger-for-iphone https://www.spyzie.com NOTE: Never trust a website selling an app, always double-check the reviews of an…

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Hollywood vs Family Safe Movies – Action needed.

It’s no secret to parents that Hollywood has, in steadily increasing levels, laced their movies with profanity, graphic violence, nudity, drug use, and adult-oriented content (i.e., the bad stuff). See a need, fill a need. Companies like ClearPlay, CleanFlicks, and VidAngel have arisen to address the issue of family safe movie watching, and have, using technologies that have evolved over the years (to avoid Hollywood lawsuits), given parents a way to watch mainstream movies with their families, without all that…

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A Disney Circle review.

  Disney has, since around 2016, muscled it’s way into the Parental Control (P.C.) market with their Circle product. They have unlimited funds, a global marketing empire, and have put ads for this product everywhere. Disney Circle is sold in virtually every retail channel. I’ve helped many parents remotely configure their routers, and from time to time have been presented with a Disney Circle ad when trying to log into Netgear routers! The marketing is slick, and the product is sold…

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Firefox Browser Tip

We like the Firefox browser at Kibosh because it’s the only popular browser that – currently – 1) offers built in tracking protection (new, see below), 2) does not operate for profit (currently), and 3) does not collect, and save user data (unlike Chrome). The latest FF (v63) adds protection from web fingerprinting technologies and also web mining scripts. Mining scrips are how hackers use your computer resources (RAM/CPU/GPU) to mine for bitcoin (diabolical, but clever). In regards to #1 –…

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Movie and Game Reviews for Parents.

  If you would like to know exactly what’s in a movie try PluggedIn.com Plugged In will tell you how much of the following content is in a movie / game: Positive Elements Spiritual Content Sexual Content Cleavage Underwear Kisses Nudity Sexual situations Violent Content Crude or Profane Language How many, and what was said. Drug and Alcohol Content Plugged In Online is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving…

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FOSTA Bill HR 1865 – No more Craigslist Personals!

  Unless you’re still asleep at the wheel, you know a great evil has spread throughout the land, even reaching it’s tendrils into the highest levels of Government. This evil is child molestation, and sex trafficking. Both of which are highly fueled by a wide-open, unfiltered Internet. Kibosh Internet Security blocks access to pornographic websites, removes nudity from Image, and Video search results, and blocks terms that leads to pornography. The end result is a very family safe, yet fast…

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Does Kibosh Filter Netflix Content?

Here at Kibosh, we often get asked the question “does Kibosh filter Netflix?”  With Kibosh filtering, you certainly have the ability to entirely block Netflix for individual devices in the home, which may be useful as a temporary measure or punishment.   However, in the era of cord-cutting and the vast catalog of quality entertainment on Netflix, many parents are wondering if there is a way to protect their kids from viewing unwanted material.  Fortunately, there is a way to…

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What exactly is Safe Search?

Search engines display results that match your keywords. Sometimes, explicit content will appear in your search results, as well as image and video searches. SafeSearch is a feature in most search engines that allows you filter your search results and adjust the strictness of the SafeSearch feature. Although SafeSearch is effective, it’s also dangerously easy to disable. Additionally, it’s important to make sure it’s enabled for each search engine that you use.  Further, even if you have enabled SafeSearch for…

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Replace the Windows 8 / 10 Start button.

  Windows 8 and 10 ship without the classic Start button we’re all used to. If you’re frustrated with Windows 8 / 10, it’s because this button is missing. Once it’s back in place Windows 8 / 10 really isn’t bad. How to replace the Windows Start button: Click here to download Classic Shell (free) on your Windows 10 computer(s) Run the downloaded classicshellsetup…exe Click on the Windows logo where the Start Button should be: Choose ‘Use Classic Shell’ Pick…

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